Joy Gaul Dean
October 12, 1935 - October 21, 2021
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6710 White Horse Road
Greenville, SC 29611
Tuesday 10/26, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
Thomas McAfee - Northwest Chapel
6710 White Horse Road
Greenville, SC 29611
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Tuesday 10/26, 1:30 pm
Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery
8008 Liberty Hwy
Liberty , SC 29657
Tuesday 10/26, 3:00 pm

Joy Gaul Dean, age 86, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 21, 2021 after a brief illness. Joy was born in Taylors, SC and was the daughter of Thomas and Nell Gaul. She was predeceased by both of her parents and her husband, Jack P. Dean. Joy was also survived…

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Bart and Judy Hardwick left a message on October 26, 2021:
Andy, Kristine all Andy's siblings, all grandchildren, great grandchildren and all other family members, We thank our Lord Savior for the opportunity to meet and get to know Joy while members at VCBC here in NH. She was such a Godly lady, always Praising her Lord. We also remember many senior events we attended, she was always there with that beautiful smile just praising her savior. Our hearts are with you all for the physical loss you are feeling right now but remember we will see her again and that will be forever. we are Praying for all. Love in Christ, Bart and Judy Hardwick
Candice Ream left a message on October 26, 2021:
What a beautiful service! Your Mama would be proud. Love and prayers to your family.
Diane M Lamb left a message on October 26, 2021:
I was so blessed to have Joy in my life. She was such a sweet, Godly woman. Her love for the Lord was so evident. She truly was one of His warriors. She was my favorite Sunday School Teacher and I loved going down her little "rabbit trails". She always had a great life story to tell. She will surely be missed by those who knew and loved her. Joy we will see you again.
Meagan Uy Bracco left a message on October 26, 2021:
Dean Family, I'm so sorry for your loss and have been praying for you as you grieve. While at the same time I rejoice with you in praise because Joy is in heaven with the Lord, whom she loved so much. She always talked about one day being with him. Joy showed me how to pray aloud and it didn't have to be perfect. She taught me about marriage and being a Godly wife. In the short time I knew her I was able to see her love for God and his word. I loved hearing her teach from the Bible, lessons I still reflect on to this day. Joy was a woman of faith and a prayer warrior.
Lynn left a message on October 26, 2021:
I was so blessed to know Mrs. Joye from Unity Baptist. She was such a sweet and loving lady and I loved to talked to her and hear some of her stories. May God be with the entire family and my prayers are with y'all in the coming days.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Michael R Davis left a message on October 26, 2021:
We were so sorry to hear of Joy’s passing. It has been a long time but I have fond memories of Joy and her family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe & Lori Zwissler left a message on October 25, 2021:
Some people touch your life briefly, but make big differences... We only met this beautiful Dean family when we met at my sisters wedding to Joy's wonderful son, Benji Dean in Alabama! Joy's love and faith radiated through all her children in attendance of this event. Her faithful love was appreciated! We realized she was not only beautiful outside, but inwardly as well! She touched our lives at a distance, but will live forever in our family in a special way. Love to all who have felt the loss of such an inspirational woman!
Doug and Cathy Richardson left a message on October 25, 2021:
Your momma was the one person when I was in High school that I could go to and talk. She was my Sunday school teacher at HP and I still remember some of her illustrations! We were your dads first wedding and used to call them on our anniversary to wish them a Happy New Year! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Wish we could be there with you to celebrate her tomorrow.
Lucy Dean left a message on October 25, 2021:
Aunt Joy blessed our marriage with her amazing voice and we have never forgotten that gift. She was aptly named as she brought so much joy to so many lives. Heaven rejoices with her arrival. Our hearts are heavy knowing how much she will be missed here on Earth. We love you, Butch and Lucy
Wallace & Bessie Cox left a message on October 24, 2021:
Joy was one of the most Godly women we have ever known. We loved to hear her pray. We never saw her without a smile on her face. We know you will miss her, but thankful she is with her Savior and the love of her life. In Christian Love, Wallace & Bessie (From Oakwood)
Judy E Johnson left a message on October 24, 2021:
My prayers are with all of the family with your loss. I have many fond memories of Joy and her Christian testimony. She and Jack were a blessing to Oalkwood Baptist Church and have been missed. Now we rejoice they are together with our Heavenly Father.
Sandra Bevill left a message on October 23, 2021:
Dear Dean Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am so happy that I had the privilege of knowing Joy, if just for a short time while she and Jack were at Oakwood Baptist Church. My prayers are with the family at this time.
Doris Willis Stroud left a message on October 22, 2021:
She was so kind. I was privilaged to comb her hair once a week, She would roll it and I would comb it. She also played at my wedding. She was always so sweet. I was blessed to know her.
Tim Garren left a message on October 22, 2021:
Dear Dean Family, Be assured of our prayers for you and know that Joy will be greatly missed. A wonderful godly woman and raised a great and loving family. Tim
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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